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This Fort Worth League of Neighborhood Associations commissioned this report with a Community Technical Assistance Grant from the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. Increased numbers of pipelines increases the risk. ID: 366570

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The State of Natural Gas Pipelines in Fort Worth

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This Fort Worth League of Neighborhood Associations commissioned this report with a Community Technical Assistance Grant from the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

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Increased numbers of pipelines increases the risk

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Why Should City Council Members Care?

After most pipeline tragedies local officials can credibly claim they had no idea there were pipelines in the area. In Fort Worth you can’t make that claim.

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Pipelines 101

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Where are pipelines in Fort Worth?

Transmission Lines

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Gathering Lines

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What’s the risk?

Very low probability!

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What’s the risk?

Very Low ProbabilityPotentially Huge Consequences

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What is the risk?

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What are the causes of pipeline incidents?

Transmission Pipelines

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What are the causes of pipeline incidents?

Gathering Pipelines

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What are the causes of pipeline incidents?

Distribution Pipelines

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Pipeline Routing

The Texas Legislature has given pipeline companies the right of eminent domain to route pipelinesThe Legislature has also provided cities the power “necessary to protect health, life, and property and to preserve the good government, order, and security of the municipality and its inhabitants.”

Agencies that regulate pipeline safety are disconnected from pipeline routing decisions

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Routing considerations for greater safety

The City of Fort Worth should ensure

that pipelines are routed in the least populated areas.

adequate public discussion before route approval is granted

The use of road rights-of-way when appropriate

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Routing considerations for greater safety

The State Legislature, or failing that the City of Fort Worth, should consider forming a pipeline

siting

commission.

The State Legislature should fund a study to determine how much duplicate pipeline infrastructure could be avoided if companies were required to master plan shared pipeline infrastructure as part of their well development strategy.

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Recommendation to increase pipeline safety regulations

The federal Office of Pipeline Safety should clarify the point where onshore regulated gas gathering lines begin include all Type A gas gathering lines under the integrity management rules.

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Recommendation to increase pipeline safety regulations

the RRC or the state legislature should amend current rules to allow municipal government to adopt stricter pipeline safety standards on intrastate pipelines.

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Land Use Planning Near Pipelines

Recommendation - The Fort Worth City Council should adopt the part of the Pipelines and Informed Planning Alliance (PIPA) Report they think are important.

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PIPA Report is now available

130 people representing diverse stakeholders came up with 46 recommended practices that local governments should consider adopting to increase pipeline safety

The PIPA Report and more information about planning near pipelines can be found at:

http://

www.pstrust.org/planningnearpipes.htm

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Recommendation to increase safety during pipeline construction

The Railroad Commission of Texas should provide clear publicly available documentation regarding their involvement during construction of new intrastate pipelines.

“Inspectors observed very serious issues covering all aspects of construction” -

PHMSA

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Recommendation to increase safety during pipeline operation

The federal Office of Pipeline Safety or the RRC should undertake a study to determine the benefits and risks of odorizing gathering lines in populated areas.

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Recommendation to increase safety through existing damage prevention programs

The RRC should add the cause of excavation incidents as well as the fines levied to their Damage Prevention database.The City of Fort Worth should review their employee training and that of their outside contractors and sub-contractors regarding damage prevention.

In 2009 the RRC database shows that there were 290 incidents of excavation damage to pipelines in Fort Worth, with 78 of those happening after the excavator failed to use the One Call system.

40 of the total incidents involved excavation being done by the City of Fort Worth

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Recommendation to increase transparency

The RRC should create a publicly accessible docket system that would include all information about pipeline enforcement cases and fines.

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Recommendation to increase transparency

The City of Fort Worth should

make all pipeline permit information available online, including

- the maximum allowable operating pressure (MAOP)

- pipe diameter

- potential impact radius distance

make all permitted pipeline routes available online before approval is provided.

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Fort Worth Public

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Path to Greater Pipeline Safety

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Thanks for listening, and thanks to the Fort Worth League of Neighborhoods for helping educate residents!

The entire report is at: http://www.fwlna.org/


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